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'Arrested Development' Cast Pays Tribute to Jessica Walter - Read All of Their Statements

Jessica Walter, who was best known for playing Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, has sadly passed away and the show’s cast is now paying tribute to her.

The Emmy-winning actress tragically died on Wednesday (March 24) and so many celebs have spoken out already. Now, we’re going to highlight the tributes from her former co-stars.

Jason Bateman, Tony Hale, David Cross, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, and Henry Winkler are among the stars who have spoken out already.

“R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances. I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family,” Jason tweeted.

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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jessica Walter After Her Death - Read the Tweets

Jessica Walter, known for her iconic work as Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development among dozens of other titles throughout her career, tragically died on Wednesday (March 24) at the age of 80.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” her daughter announced in a statement. “A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

Now, celebrities are taking to Twitter to pay tribute to the late star.

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Jessica Walter Dead - 'Arrested Development' Star Dies at 80

Beloved actress Jessica Walter, known for her work in Arrested Development and Archer, has died at the age of 80.

The 80-year-old actress passed away on Wednesday (March 24) at her home in New York. Her daughter, Brooke Bowman, confirmed the tragic news.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” her daughter told THR. “A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

Her husband of 36 years, Tony-winning actor Ron Leibman, died in 2019 at age 82.

Jessica won an Emmy in 1975 for her series Amy Prentiss. She was nominated a few other times over the years, including once in 2005 for her beloved character Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development.

Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this time.

We’re mourning the losses of so many stars this year.

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'Arrested Development' Trailer Debuts for Season Five's New Episodes - Watch Now!

Arrested Development is returning to Netflix and the first trailer for the second half of season five has debuted!

In the second half of Arrested Development’s fifth season, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook to build a ’smart’ border wall that puts them in debt and risks exposing a software hoax perpetrated by George-Michael. Soon the gay mafia is involved and it appears that even Michael can’t save the family this time. And Tobias becomes a Golden Girl.

Jason Batemen, David Cross, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, and Jessica Walter star. The new episodes will debut on March 15. Stay tuned!

Jason Bateman Apologizes to Jessica Walter After Controversial 'Arrested Development' Interview

Jason Bateman is apologizing to Jessica Walter.

The Arrested Development actors participated in a New York Times interview that garnered significant backlash against Jason and his male co-stars for seemingly trying to normalize Jeffrey Tambor‘s verbally abusing Jessica on set.

“Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here. I sound like I’m condoning yelling at work. I do not. It sounds like I’m excusing Jeffery. I do not. It sounds like I’m insensitive to Jessica. I am not,” he wrote on Wednesday (May 24) on Twitter.

“In fact, I’m horrified that I wasn’t more aware of how this incident affected her. I was so eager to let Jeffrey know that he was supported in his attempt to learn, grow and apologize that I completely underestimated the feelings of the victim, another person I deeply love – and she was sitting right there! I’m incredibly embarrassed and deeply sorry to have done that to Jessica. This is a big learning moment for me. I shouldn’t have tried so hard to mansplain, or fix a fight, or make everything okay. I should’ve focused more on what the most important part of it all is – there’s never any excuse for abuse, in any form, from any gender. And, the victim’s voice needs to be heard and respected. Period. I didn’t say that and instead said a bunch of other stuff and not very well. I deeply, and sincerely, apologize,” he added.

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Thomas Sadoski Blasts Jason Bateman for Dismissing Jessica Walter's Experience of Harassment

Thomas Sadoski is speaking out to stick up for Jessica Walter after she accused Arrested Development co-star Jeffrey Tambor of verbally abusing her on set and her other co-stars seemingly tried to normalize the behavior.

The full cast did a New York Times interview together in which they discussed the sexual harassment allegations made against Tambor on the Transparent set. Tambor spoke about his temper on sets and how he “profusely” apologized to Ms. Walter.

Jason Bateman then said, “Again, not to belittle it or excuse it or anything, but in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, ‘difficult.’… It’s a weird thing, and it is a breeding ground for atypical behavior and certain people have certain processes.”

After Jessica tearfully revealed her experience, Jason then added, “What we do for a living is not normal, and therefore the process is not normal sometimes, and to expect it to be normal is to not understand what happens on set.”

Tony Hale also said, “I will say, to Jason’s point, we can be honest about the fact that — and not to build a thing — we’ve all had moments.” Jessica replied, “But not like that, not like that. That was bad.”

Thomas, who has worked with Jessica, spoke out on Instagram in a lengthy note.

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Jessica Walter Says Jeffrey Tambor Verbally Abused Her on 'Arrested Development' Set

Jessica Walter is opening up about her experience working with Jeffrey Tambor on the set of Arrested Development and how she was verbally abused by him.

The actress plays Tambor‘s ex-wife on the series, which is returning for a fifth season on Netflix. In an interview with The New York Times, the cast was asked about the sexual harassment allegations made against Tambor on the set of Transparent.

“Let me just say one thing that I just realized in this conversation. I have to let go of being angry at him. He never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever. Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go,” Jessica said through tears. She added, “In… almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set. And it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now.”

While Jason Bateman and Tony Hale both defended Tambor during the interview, saying his behavior was “part of his process” and “we all have our moments,” Jessica said, “Not like that. That was bad.”

Jessica also said she has no reservations about working with Tambor in the future. She says, “I’ve just given it up…I don’t want to walk around with anger. I respect him as an actor. We’ve known each other for years and years and years…Of course, I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”